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Prisoners: Literacy and Numeracy

Volume 508: debated on Tuesday 23 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to increase levels of literacy and numeracy among the prison population. (323405)

The Ministry of Justice works closely in partnership with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills who take the lead on offender learning matters. This partnership has helped enable the Learning and Skills Council, through its education providers, to increase and improve the quantity and quality of learning provision in prisons.